Owen Wilson’s “All Access” Rolling Stones Pass Taken Away Within 24 Hours

Actor Owen Wilson is known for his laugh-out-loud movies, but the comedian got himself into a funny situation with the Rolling Stones. Wilson recently recounted the incident on James Corden’s late-night show, The Late Late Show.

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The story goes: Wilson had been given an all-access pass during a Rolling Stones show. The band was one of his favorites and the first he’d seen live as a kid in 1980. But things went awry and Wilson lost the pass.

“I went to see the Rolling Stones in Argentina,” said the actor, “and I was kinda friendly with some of the band, and my friend was really good friends with Mick Jagger. And we got these special laminates, kind of all-access, that were good for the rest of your life, that we got presented with.”

But then he wondered how far the power of the badge could take him.

“‘I’m gonna walk over here and see if anybody stops me,’” he said to himself holding the golden ticket, of sorts. “And no one would stop me any place, and I ended up right at this place where I could look over and see Mick Jagger on the stage, right there.”

Wilson continued, “And then all of a sudden, he bolts, during ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ and comes running down, and it turns out where I was was part of the stage a little bit, so I just sort of froze and tried to be inconspicuous… And then someone came running over, [screaming], “Get out of here! Move! You’re not supposed to be here!’”

He added, “I go to bed that night still thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, that was kind of a gnarly experience.’ And then I get a call the next morning from Mick’s security team: ‘Do you have that laminate?’ ‘Yes, I still have it.’ ‘Okay, we’re gonna come over and pick it up.’”

Wilson, who was wearing all white and thus very visible, said he understood.”I get it. He has a show to do, he doesn’t need some bozo just cruising around, distracting him.”

Check out Wilson telling the story below.

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